Road accident cases remain high in the state

Karnataka has the third highest number of road accident cases across the nation; hit and run cases constitute half of such cases in Bangalore. Karnataka recorded 34,647 road accident cases in 2021, the third highest across the nation. Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh stood first and second respectively. Raja Laxmi, a 33-year-old dance teacher lost […]

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Mysuru Road highway in the dark

Street lights on the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway have not been working for the last three and a half years Street lights are not working on the 4.5-kilometer stretch of the National Highway (NH) 275 near Kumbalgudu  because of the ongoing construction of the flyover. Dilip Bilton Limited Company has the tender for the Kumbalgudu flyover. The […]

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Government to shut down waste management park

Government is planning to shut down the MSGP tech park because of several accidents caused due to lack of traffic police. In a recent incident involving a garbage truck, two people were killed. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) plans to shut down the Material Solutions for Green Planet (MSGP) tech park in Chighurenhalli. Parashuram, BBMP […]

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Pedestrians risk lives to cross at Kumbalgodu

The absence of a traffic signal at the Kumbalgodu intersection poses threat to pedestrians. Pedestrians crossing Mysore Road at the Kumbalgodu junction put their lives at risk as there is no traffic signal to stop oncoming traffic. Traffic police, too, have a tough time monitoring the traffic flow. Data collected from Kumbalgodu Police Station show […]

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Tracks witness 468 deaths in last three years

Trespassing is the biggest issue; government’s plan to replace level crossings is still in the pipeline. Bengaluru has witnessed an increase in accidental deaths on railway tracks in the last three years with trespassing being one of the biggest reasons for them. In 2020, the number stood at 115, in 2021, it rose to 173 […]

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LED headlights continue to harm sight

Experts say that LED lights can cause accidents and can also lead to permanent vision loss. Data suggests that no action is being taken against people who install bright headlights on their vehicles. A comparative study by Bengaluru Traffic Police indicated that booked cases of dazzling headlights have reduced from 84276 in 2019 to just […]

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Six metro stations still await foot over bridges

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has cleared tenders for foot over bridges at six metro stations, but can’t do anything because there is no space. A train arrives at Yeshwanthpur railway station. A crowd rushes towards Yeshwanthpur metro station. In the middle of the crowd, a girl, about 12 years old is clutching tightly […]

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Every two in three pedestrian deaths occur in arterial roads

Bangalore has the third-highest number of pedestrian deaths among the eight metro cities in India. By Arghyadeep Dutta Arterial roads of Bengaluru are still the most dreadful roads to cross, as in 2018, the roads claimed the lives of nearly two-third of the pedestrian crashes. The data was obtained by a Non-Governmental Organization -The Footpath […]

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